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In 2000 Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize for Literature for “an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama”. Gao was the first and is still the only Chinese writer to have won this honour. His polyphonic masterpiece Soul Mountain was, according to the Nobel Prize committee, one of those singular literary creations that seem impossible to compare with anything but themselves. A rare opportunity to meet this many-sided author and freedom-loving artist.

Inside the mind of Gao Xingjian
Gao Xingjian is known above all as the author of Soul Mountain. In 2000 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but his homeland, China, has continued to cold-shoulder him. A conversation with a multifaceted artist - writer, painter, film-maker, and playwright - on the occasion of the staging of his play Au bord de la vie at the Centre for Fine Arts.



20:30 - "Au bord de la vie" - cie SourouS